Huntersville Target reopens after fire. Cause of blaze remains a mystery.


At its official reopening on Wednesday, Target in Huntersville announced $5,000 in donations to thank the community for its support after a May 22 blaze shuttered its store on Sam Furr Road.

Target will donate $2,500 each to the Huntersville Fire Department and Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. The store reopened on Sunday.

Police continue to investigate the cause of the fire, which firefighters controlled in an hour. A store employee and three customers were treated for smoke inhalation, Observer news partner WBTV reported at the time.

Despite the fire, Target was able to donate 12,000 pounds of food from the store to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.

Shoppers will see minimal construction through August, as the store undergoes previously planned renovations, including updates to its apparel and home areas.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak